Leading a Well-Examined Life

Being self-critical is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, I feel enlightened about my own values, and what changes in my life I need to make to uphold them. On the other hand, I’m increasingly aware of sources of pain, which often greatly resist change (or may incur consequences that are arguably worse.) Sometimes, there is even a kind of twisted bliss from remaining unaware… particularly for those of us who largely benefit from the systems at hand.

I live within a culture that promotes unhealthy habits and unfair treatment, which I default to being complicit in unless I deliberately act otherwise.

What does it mean to lead a life worth living?

What does it really mean to prioritize health, wellness, and equity?

How can I do so in a way that elevates others, empowering the vulnerable, and remaining genuine while doing so?

I’m documenting my journey here on my blog, parallel with my explorations in art, and will be sharing resources along the way. Look for the #embody change tag for these entries.

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